CMS NARS 2022 World GT Championship Australia
The third ‘short’ season of NARS in 2022 will take our drivers “Down Under” for some high quality and exciting multiclass GT racing.
The “Real Life” model for this series is the SRO Fanatec World Challenge Australia, part of the global family of GT races under the SRO banner. We’ll be racing GT and GT4 for multiclass action, using cars both familiar and new to CMS drivers.
Our series will include not only the 5 tracks raced in RL but a couple more Australian circuits to extend the challenge and also give ourselves more opportunity to try out some of the racing venues on offer in Australia.
And, since we are more time constrained than Real Life, we’ll be adapting the 2×1 hour/3 hour/12 hour schedule to our more modest availabilities with a single long race as the season finale.
Like the real life series, we will feature a pit window for the 1 hour races, driver championships in each car class and for the first time in NARS, a Hard Charger trophy for the driver making the most gains in each race and a new trophy, the In the Groove trophy for the most consistent driver.
For this class, we will borrow from the VWSC 2022 GT field, focused mainly on the SGS GTs – Acura NSX , Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Huracan Evo2, Lexus RCF, and Nissan GT-R Nismo, with the S397 DLC Chevrolet Corvette C8.R thrown in for good measure.
They are all already available, for free, through the VWSC Steam Workshop item, except of course for the Corvette, which needed to have been bought for the VWSC/VMSC series.
The GT4 category will be using the free mod by Frederick Alonso of the Porsche Cayman 718 Manthey MR that is available through the Steam Workshop.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For this series, drivers MUST choose a car that is different from any GT car(s) they are driving in the Thursday and/or Saturday WSC 2022 series.
Track mods will be available through the NARS Steam Workshop item or through the Steam Workshop themselves as listed on the NARS Steam item.
28 Jul Sydney – Eastern Creek (Pre-season)
4 Aug Phillip Island
18 Aug Mt Panorama
25 Aug Adelaide
8 Sep Queensland
15 Sep Sandown
22 Sep The Bend
29 Sep Surfers Paradise
13 Oct Mt Panorama (90 min)
7pm/1900 Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
8:55pm/2055 Eastern – Driver Brief/Announcements
9:00pm/2100 Eastern – Qualification (10 Min GT4/10 Min GT)
9:20pm/2120 Eastern – Warm-up
9:30pm/2130 Eastern – Race
Rolling start, double file controlled by rF2.
Orange Zone (OZ)
There will be an OZ designated for each race in the driver notes that will be posted to the NARS #wgtca-info channel and noted again in the pre-race brief. There will be an automatic review of the OZ post-race.
There is a mandatory pit stop within a pit window of 25-35 minutes of the race. This means you MAY NOT enter the pits (exception for damage) before the start of the 25th minute of racing and you MUST exit the pits before the end of the 35th minute. Cars not adhering to the pit window will be assigned an automatic time penalty of 30 seconds (equivalent to a S+G) to your finishing time.
The pit window does NOT apply for the 90 minute race.
Points will be awarded each race for championship standings. No drop races.
Points will be allocated by car class as follows:
60 minutes: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
90 Minutes: 32-23-19-15-13-10-8-5-3-2
Drivers recorded as DNS or DNF do not receive points.
LiveRacers will be used to record the hot laps, qualification, race and championship results. All drivers entered in the championship must have registered on the CMS LiveRacers site and linked their registered account to their racing name in order to accumulate championship points.
There will be two individual driver championships, GT and GT4. There will be an overall classification by car class for which all drivers – PRO and AM – are eligible and then within that classification recognition of the top AM drivers.
Drivers will automatically be entered in the championship appropriate to their choice of car. Changes of car and/or class may be made once and points recalculated if the change occurs no more than two races after the driver joins the series. Changes after this time will incur a complete forfeiture of points prior to the change.
Hard Charger Trophy
Drivers will compete within car class for this trophy. 2 points for each 1 hour race and 3 points for the 90 minute race will be awarded to the driver in each class that gains the most positions from the starting grid to the checkered flag. In the event of a tie in a class for a given race, the points allocated for that race will be divided equally between the tied drivers.
In the Groove Trophy
All drivers will be competing for this trophy. Each race, the five most consistent drivers, as compared to their own fastest lap, will be awarded 5 to 1 points, in order, towards this trophy. Drivers must have completed the race (ie no DNF/DNS) in order to receive points.
Custom Liveries and Numbers
CMS standard liveries will be provided and drivers are encouraged to paint their own custom liveries. Templates will pinned to the #wgtca-info channel and will contain a number of required elements (CMS/NARS banners and numberplates) that must be respected.
Skins and car #/team name submitted to Don Fryman BEFORE 1800 EST 1 Aug 22 will be added to an update that will be distributed before the first points race of the championship.
Custom liveries completed after this time may be loaded using CMS ‘standard’ cars through the use of loose skins, but please log onto the server a couple of days before the race so your file will get uploaded properly and avoid clogging the server on race day.
The use of the NARS numbering system is required for custom liveries and drivers not yet holding a NARS racing number may choose from those available, as listed at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13wo6t9tP2E1LCAUaJxE0osyKsnnnuyfh3N5T9Iv2WbQ/edit?usp=sharing and advise the series admin of the number they would like.
We will use the latest stable build of rFactor 2.
The damage setting is 75%.
Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down. Drive carefully!
Driving View is open.
2x fuel on all cars.
Weather will always be live weather conditions.
There is no pre-registration for the series or a race. Just show up, pick the driver class and car, get in some practice then drive and have fun!
The server name will be “CMS WGTCA[track name]”.
The server race password will be provided at server reboot on raceday.
Drivers will be able to use the rF2 aids of autoclutch and autoblip/autolift ONLY plus the in-car aids of TC/ABS as available in their chosen car
The race will be live-streamed on YouTube at our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Kdp07PvIeW47f0_sM0emw
We will use the CMS Discord rFactor 2 voice channel for race communications.
CMS Discord is available at https://discord.com/invite/4ckmjPX
The voice channel is only required to monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.
If you have a microphone, please set it to “push to talk”. If that just doesn’t work for you, PLEASE set the voice-activated audio level up considerably so your coughing, wheezing or sim controls grinding isn’t “shared” with everyone else. Don’t be “that guy/girl”.
Chatter during free practice is permitted and encouraged! For qualification and races, please be brief in your communication on Discord and talk only if absolutely necessary. One sentence then quiet is requested. No text chat AT ALL during qualification or race.
Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Discord, or forum post language may lead to that driver receiving a sanction up to and including a ban from CMS.
Should a driver join the event server without being in the Discord channel, they will be sent 3 text prompts in rFactor 2 text chat to join the CMS Discord server. After the 3rd prompt, they will be removed from the race server by race control until they rejoin with Discord active and monitoring the race channel.
Competition Rules and Stewarding
This series will conform to the CMS General Competition Rules that may be found on the CMS Discord Server. All drivers are expected to know the GCR and shall be required to abide by them.
There are no live stewards. A post-race Incident Review Request may be submitted for adjudication with any resultant penalties to be served in the next race competed by the driver(s) at fault. The IRR form may be found at https://cmsracing.com/incident-report/.
rFactor 2 system assigned penalties during races must be served. The Race Director will only have the capability to clear penalties and driver DQ during practice on the race server and then AFTER qualification but before the race.
Drivers are strongly advised to reboot their computer just before joining the server on race night.
Don’t use a WiFi connection. Only Ethernet cable connections are permitted for NARS events.